We recently turned the central heating on for the first time since March and as a consequence the cats are sleeping in lots of new spots. Willow snuggled up on the dining table to be near the radiator. He also lay on the patchwork and leather bag I started in August and plan to finish at half term. Thanks, Willy, it’s all furry now.
I made some loose covers for our two £14 Ikea footstools. I made the under-covers with an Ikea mattress protector, which cost £6, then Milka and Percy inspected my work.
I will bring you pictures of my friend Lynda’s cat, Fudge tomorrow.
I have been making a loose cover for the footstool we bought from Ikea yesterday. Ted assembled it, in his first flat pack success. But the cover is boring dark grey, so I have made a bonkers cover with some Ikea fabric that looks as if the Magic Roundabout team designed it. I’ll show you tomorrow.
Anyway, I had to get the ironing board out and the boy-cats love it.
I am busy sewing and am part-way through making a bag. I’m hoping to get good enough at it to sell them on Etsy.com. Anyway, I tried to photograph my work-in-progress, but Milka thought it was a new rug for him. Of course.
I’m sewing again, because I just love making stuff and it’s a great stress-buster. Eventually I hope I will have made a tote bag. For the time being, it’s a work in progress. The ironing board is a cat-magnet and I have to chase them every time I need to press a seam.
I’m marking again and Milka is supervising from on high. That’s my fabric stash he’s sitting on.
Well, some of it. I confess that I’m somewhat addicted to my fabric and I have a thousand plans for it. If only I could finish my marking …
During this half-term holiday I have found the time and energy to express my creativity through sewing. Naturally, Milka and Percy have helped; you see them here playing with loose pieces of cut off threads from my mini-rubbish bin. The other picture is one of my little fabric creations.
I have started a new quilting project today. I didn’t realise there was a little cat in this fabric design until I started to cut it.
I was sewing this morning, so the ironing board made one of its rare outings. Willow (who is super-shy) just loves to sit on it, so I am pleased to bring you one of my occasional pictures of our hard-to-capture kitty-boy.
I really felt the need of a little creativity tonight as a way of relieving the stress of trying to get my students through their exams. I made a nice lined pencil-case using some fun multi-lingual fabric from my collection. I’ve never made something like this before (my past experiences are of clothing and patchwork quilts). I have signed up to the lovely Craftsy and followed a free class. It was rather fun working with my iPad on the table following the kind and patient American lady as she told me what to do.
Of course, Milka helped.